David Holbrook
“Me and the Animals”

I share my knee bones with the gnat,
My joints with ferrets, eyes with rat
I walk upright, alone, ungoverned, free:
Yet their occasional lust, fear, unease, walk with me
Always. All ways.

To be found in full in any of these (if tables of content are a guide)

  • Selected poems, 1961-1978
  • The Animal Anthology, edited by Diana Spearman
  • The New Poetry, edited by A. Alvarez

Yet to compare for any variance.

And so for day 2401

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